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annenberg media ♪ narrator: in africa, south of the sahara, european colonization has had tremendous long-term impact on contemporary divisions of land. here, south africa's notorious legacy of race-based laws of apartheid profoundly affected the lives of the country's population. many people were removed from their ancestral lands and relocated to less desirable areas called homelands. with the end of apartheid, south africa is taking remarkable steps toward a more positive and unified future. at the heart of the transformation, though, is the volatile issue of land reform. repatriating people to their land is a complex and difficult process. we will see how one geographer is using global positioning system-- or gps technology-- as one tool to study how the land resources in south africa are being distributed and utilized. ( choral group singing in native language ) in ail 199 south ricans particited ( cin their nation'sng first democratic elections) and chose nelson mandela as their president. one of the greatest challenges facing the new post-apartheid regime was toive
attack in south africa leaves eight rhinoceroses dead. if is the latest in a killing spree which could bring the animals to extinction. >> this is a national loss, not just a loss for me. it is a loss for south africa. >> tired of turkey after thanksgiving? how about some sushi. anthony more dane talk to us about the food that inspired his new graphic novel. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. across egypt today there have been violent protests following the president's decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. buildings belonging to the muslim brotherhood party have been ransacked, with some set on fire. the president says he has taken on the powers to help steer the country through the difficult transition to democracy, but critics claim he is trying to make himself a new pharaoh. >> fury in egypt as president morsi gives himself a big, new powers. there were protests across the country. in cairo, the crowds flooded back to tahrir square, where last year they celebrated the ousting of hosni mubarak. now they say the new president has beco
. south africa president pushing back from comments from a lawmaker critical of lack of leadership in face of widespread worker strikes. president zuma called the claim totally out of order and said the leadership comes in many different forms. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot looks at the continued turmoil in south africa and what is behind it. >> there were violent protests in south africa this week. striking farm workers clash with police, which left one person dead and several injured. >> this came after months of trouble between striking miners. 34 protesters were killed by police at a mine in august. it's the worth violence sense the end of apartheid in south africa 18 years ago. experts say the income gap between whites and blacks remains huge. >> ordinary black south africans who feel that the end of apartheid was supposed to deliver the kind of standard of living that they see many particularly white south africans enjoying. >> a farm worker union is demanding a two-fold increase in their members' minimum wage. the present rate is $8 a day. likewise, south african
difficulties? a new teen-age magician in town is making quite a market in south africa. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. it was a rather unexpected resignation. a short time ago, general david is stepping down as cia director. president obama accepted the resignation of the retired four- star general. he praised his outstanding service. michael, how much of a shock was this? >> it was pretty much a surprise, the general, as far as i know, was very well-thought of at the agency. certainly a defender of the agency and several weeks ago, he made it very clear after the attack that no one at the agency prevented assistance going to the man going under attack. it was the white house -- >> the resignation comes just ahead of hearing about been gauzy. >> it is a very peculiar thing, he was scheduled to testify under oath next thursday, with other people from the intelligence community about exactly why no assistance was sent to those people, even though we watched and listened to the attack for seven hours. >> how pivotal of figure was he? >> i think he was
engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> these days, it seems barely a month goes by without news of an animal encounter gone horribly wrong. it's fair to say a vacation spent coe diing up to a pack of african white lions takes a certain kind of tourist. and for those not to content to gaez from a safe distance, here's abc's jeffrey kofman for "into the wild." >> reporter: those are powerful cats. look at the size of their paws. these lions could do serious damage out leer in the south african bush. keep your distance. wait a minute. what is that tourist doing? >> i'm just holding the lion's tail as he goes for a walk. >> reporter: what is it like walking a lion? >> it's amazing. >> reporte
to south africa where simba, yes, simba, the little baby lion cub, he's about to get a bath, and there he is right now chilling with his limb sibs. he's at a preserve in south africa, and one of the keepers is about to grab him and give him a little bath. >> let's go. we're we go. a bath. >> as long as you dip his face into the water he's going to be okay. adorable. >> it's like a spa treatment for this guy. >> oh, she's bundled him up now. that's darn cute. >> now he's a little baby brian burrito. >>> earlier this week i brought you guys this video. >> hmm. >> guys showing off shotgun shells at his house. puts one down on the coffee table. another one rolls off, boom. we were you calling, no way jos this. >> i was not believing this video so we put a facebook. >> oh, yeah. i thought it was real. >> you thought it was real. huh? >> wasn't that real? didn't i think it was real? i can be remember. >> i think it's real. but i think it really did. off, >> when you watch 500 videos a day -- >> i really -- [ laughter ] >> she's lost it, people. we've lost beth for good. >> well, not a funny vid
, of course we are not going to have south africa there. you don't have mandela, you don't have declercq. but i think there is a lot of lessons there where you know mandela, his people almost denounced him when he started negotiating with the whites. some, some of them told me you know, it's been 27 years in jail, you know, he has gone soft. or has sold out. that is how they looked at him for a little while. and some of them were really on the verge of saying, you know, we don't want to have anything to do with him. but you see what he has done. reconciliation, south africa for all south africans. i am very, very sorry that he didn't stay a second term. but he decided to leave after one term. >> rose: mandela. >> yeah. >> rose: let me go to assad. so when you talk to him what does he say? >>. >> i think he sells me you're right. >> rose: tells you are you right. >> yes. >> rose: he tells you we have to work this out. >> yeah, we have to work this out. you know, he doesn't-- what i am telling him, you know, speaking about our region in general is that look, i also belong and have be
will in south africa and madagascar and received a medal for the interdiction of a panamanian vessel carrying 20 tons of corn where a street value of $600 million. in may of 2011. sherman was transferred to her current home in san diego, california. the coast guard executing national and international missions maintain the positive reputation worldwide, performing a multitude of positions. she is an excellent example of a cutter with proven capabilities in all coast guard facilities. she continues to patrol in the south pacific. she performs a combined fleet exertions and executes fisheries law enforcement and drug and smuggling enforcement as far as the equator and the arctic circle. we proudly salute all of you at fleet week 2012. >> personnel wise, cutter sherman has 23 officers, 150 enlisted. 378 feet three inches. draft, just about 16 feet. displacement is 3000 tons. she's got two anchors at 6000 pounds each. two engages 12 cylinder turbo. the valve propulsion, 350 fully retractible. >> ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much, the united states coast guard sherman. [applause] >> next in o
trip to south africa which have the fabulous constitution, modern constitution and a wonderful supreme court. the south african constitution gives the south african people all kinds of positive rights, right to housing for my right to education, a right to health, a right to a job. our constitution of course doesn't. our constitution has negative rights. the government shall not -- shall not, shall not, shall not, the negative rights against the power of the government and in south africa they have powerful -- positive rights and there is no limitation on jurisdiction. somebody can come into court and say you know, the constitution promises me a job and i don't have a job? and what do you judge is going to do about that? on one hand it's very wonderful not to have these barriers. on the other hand it's quite a problem for a court because the court cannot actually effect giving that person a job and so it is left in a situation where there are lots of promises that have been given that the courts can't fulfill so there is a gap that has grown in expectations and failed promises. maybe j
, china, south africa and egypt. >> i want a program that is more or less a mix of here and abroad. i did not want to do two consecutive years in germany, and i'm afraid i will never come back to egypt. >> the university wants students to go home when they graduate and contribute to their country's development. this didn't come from johannesburg to study water and engineering. she will be spending her second semester in berlin. >> i am looking forward to it. hopefully i come back in october. that should be really cool. i look forward to meeting new people in berlin in making new friends. >> many universities in germany can only dream of universities like these. it is the only institution of its kind in the world. >> we are traditionally an internationally oriented university, so it is a logical step to export our vision of education abroad. i think it will hugely boost our international reputation and the perception of our university abroad. >> the student dormitory is next to the campus. tuition is 5000 euros a semester. >> i miss my family, my mom, my dad, my sisters. but it is somethin
mentioned thailand, south africa and i just reflected on a trip i took with dr. marshall outside of the country to switzerland. we were in swirts land for two weeks i believe and just leaving the united states of america and see the world it held me to reflect on that night at the omega boys club, ndz night of course when the omega boys club told me you stick with us, we will help you see the world. i didn't know they meant that literally. i just thought they meant like giving me good talk to stay in the club. i wanted to take x?rknvrt time also to publicly thank the club'sc7 founders dr. joseph marshall jr. and jack, those two gentlemen have helped (mv and shape the form of the person i am today. i$ñ?ñ? am a servant o/1 servant of keeping young people alive and free and thank you all again for this marvelousyk /2ru0 awardñañ?ñ?. >> [applause.] >> good evening,)ñ?ñ? commissioners. superintendent carranza. i wanted to congratulate reelected commissioners norton,f vy m wynns, and fewer. congratulations on your ree
, south africa, and i just reflected on a trip i took with dr. marshall outside of the country to switzerland. we were in swirts land for two weeks i believe and just leaving the united states of america and see the world it held me to reflect on that night at the omega boys club, ndz night of course when the omega boys club told me you stick with us, we will help you see the world. i didn't know they meant that literally. i just thought they meant like giving me good talk to stay in the club. i wanted to take x?rknvrt timeo founders, dr. joseph marshall jr., and jack, those shape the form of the person i am today. keeping young people alive and free, and thank you awardñañ?ñ?. >> [applause.] >> good evening,)ñ?ñ? commissio. superintendent carranza. i wanted to congratulate wynns, and fewer. congratulations on your reelection. 14 years ago, which makes me seem a little older than i would like to admit, i graduated from morris brown college in georgia. it was due to a huge part for the omega boys club paying for my tuition and providing me as well as many first generation
. ,,,, in 1977, in johannesburg, south africa, an 8-year-old boy picked up the game of golf from his father. by the age of 9, he was already outplaying him. the odds of this gentle lad winning the junior world golf championships at the age of 14? 1 in 16 million. the odds of that same boy then making it to the u.s. and european pro golf tours? 1 in 7 million. the odds of the "big easy" winning the open championship once and the u.s. open championship twice? 1 in 780 million. the odds of this professional golfer having a child diagnosed with autism? 1 in 88. ernie els encourages you to learn more at autismspeaks.org/signs. early diagnosis can make a lifetime of difference. . >>> welcome back to mosaic. you're looking at a wonderful picture of rabbi doug kahn receiving his awards from his evening of being celebrated for his 30 years of service at the jewish community relations council. doug, what are you holding there? >> i am holding an oscar. it's now on my mantle, an award i was given for being an advocate, or i guess the best advocate is what they called it. it was an evening that touched
off the coast of south africa. but it is in fact, real. a nature photographer set up rubber seals in the water as bait, waited three days to capture the series of photos of a 13-foot great white leaning out of the water to get its catch. >>> and new list of popular baby names for 2012, so you can see if you or somebody else is part of a trend. top names for boys, aiden, jackson, ethan, liam, mason. for girls, ending in the letter a, ava, sophia, isabella, very exotic. and there is this, the keeper of the baby name stats say they're starting to pick up evidence of baby girls being named after the characters in "50 shades of gray". >>> up next, the photo of a cop's generous gesture that has become something of a sensation. leaping over h>>> finally toni photo taken by a tourist who saw something on a cold night in times square. and the photo has warmed a lot of hearts as it has gone around the world on the web. and in the process, it has made a new york city police officer something of a hero. the story behind the picture from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: in times square, visi
lithuania right before world war ii. she was on a six-month visa in south africa. that's when she met up with mark. they got married, then they fell in love. >> a loving marriage, a loving family, and a lifetime of joy. >> reporter: the two were married 67 years. mark passed away in 2005. these are the hands that held three sons, seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and the hands that used to hold this ring. mark gave it to her on her 50th wedding anniversary. >> very sentimental ring for me. >> reporter: wednesday the ring was gone. the mervis matriarch says she's recently been sick. she says the diamond may have value to whoever found it, but it could never mean as much as does it to her. >> my husband, may life. >> reporter: she says she lost it at the comfort one shoes in congressional plaza. it's a yellow gold ring with two smaller diamonds. if you find it, please e-mail masha ring, or you can always tweet me. of course, there's a reward. >> thank you so much. >>> here is another way to lose a diamond. wait until you see this bizarre jewelry heist caught on camera. >>> and w
is coming down the aisle. got to get that shot. this photographer, based in south africa was at a beautiful wedding. jackie is getting that shot. she's right in position. she's smiling. >> she's gorgeous. >> you're seeing what she's thinking. i've got this. i've got this. >> things get hot for jackie rather quick. >> is her hair on fire? >> yes, her hair is on fire. >> how did that happen? >> she got too close to one of the candles and you can see the beautiful red hair blazing from the fire. the video is from beyond measure production taking this video. she's like, what, i'm in your way? what, my hair is on fire? one of the groomsmen comes to the rescue. listen to this. [ laughter ] >> everybody is laughing. why are they laughing? >> we saw the video on jackie's log. she says that even she kept laughing and just kept on shooting throughout the ceremony. she said her hair did need a trim after this. the bride did have sort of a stepford smile on the whole time. ha, nothing going on at my wedding. >> not only do you want a good photographer but this one is on fire!. a harrowing evening for a
. >>> you're looking at video from st. francis, th i south africa, a small neighborhood but this looks like something you would see in a disaster movie. a town on fire. in all, 75 buildings were destroyed. 68 of them were houses. one was an office complex and one was a building with six apartments. >> what in the world happened? >> still unclear how the fire started but it started around 5:30 in the evening. ten fire engines came to put this out and then engine companies came from neighboring towns to help put it out. by midnight they had half of it extinguished. >> how you attack a fire this big. i'm not surprised they needed that many engines. looks like the whole entire neighborhood is on fire. >> if you listen to the video you can hear the high winds that droves the flames. >> a lot of times neighborhoods, all the houses in certain neighborhoods are built from the same stuff too. like maybe it so happened these homes are built with really flammable material. >> you make an important point. you have high winds, fire, thatched roofs you'll get damage like this. damage estimated at $30 mil
about this story. we have jackie joining us "right this minute" from south africa. how are you? more importantly, how is your hair holding up? >> luckily, one of my friends is an amazing hairdresser and he gave it a good chock and conditioning and i will live toñ tale another ta tell another tale. >> did you feel heat? >> i was so engrossed in what i was doing, i didn't. >> how much hair did you end up losing? >> i would say a good chunk. but it needed a trim. >> how did the bride handle this, that you got a lot of attention on her special day? good laugh about it. you don't see, okay, sort of thing, enjoy the rest of her wedding. >> did the d.j. play "this girl is on fire" by alicia keys. ♪ >> did you get more business because of this? >> i have had a lot of people contacting me. i've put myself in extreme situations. one of many memorable occasionsñ >> it's officially the season of the turkey. i think at this çóhouse, everyd is turkey season. see that big giant turkey at the front stoop of this house? giant turkey does not like visitors. this is a watchdog turkey, if you will
. they come from south africa to south dakota. and they spend eight months there living in houses that he turns over to them that belonged to vacated farmers and they go back to south africa and come back again. he doesn't have enough skilled farm workers in south dakota. he thinks that will change but that's what's going on in the meantime. >meantime. >> rose: is this part of the failure of our educational system? whether it's higher education or k-12? >> tom has written about how global our educational competition is today and we are underinvesting in education hugely. we don't have national standards, the race to the top is showing some progress and we're starving our state universities, penn is privileged to be a private university. has great supporters who continued to enable us to have need-based financial aids but theberg lise and michigan and u.v.a.s of this country are being starved and we're going to lose out, we are losing out and it's a tragedy because that's the economic engine of our country. it's the engine of opportunity to narrow that divide between the haves and have not
workers to run the combine, they come from south africa to south dakota. and they spend eight months there living in houses that he turns over to them that have been vacated by older farmers who have now moved to town. and then they go back to south africa and come back again because he doesn't have enough skilled farm workers in south dakota. they think that will change becae no the's a reason for people to stay but that's what's going on in the meantime. >> rose: is this part of the failure of our educational system whether it's our education or k-12. >> it's been written about how global our educational competition is today. and we are under investing in education hugely. we don't have national standards, the rates to the top is showing some progress but it's going to be a long term proposition to invest. and we're starving our state universities. a privileged private university has great supporters to continue to enable us to get financial aid. but berkley, michigan and uva's of this country are being starred right now and we're going to lose out. we are losing out. and it's a t
's see, deal with the problem as i saw in south africa with aids and a government that did not want to treat people who had aids, how are you able to make the human connections so that overtime you both prepare the society for a change in policy, and in terms of capability, but at the same time, build some political pressure, potentiality to the change to be likely, and i think in that case, it was interesting we were able to build relationships between u.s. military, cdc, nih, and south africa military with an interest in treating its own people to begin a pilot program which was opposed to the debt of the minister of health who called me at #-bg in -- two o'clock in the morning to harangue me before she had her liver placed for alcoholism. in indonesia, it was different. there it was a question of dealing with the risks of theñhr flu, how do you build relationships so that a country, a society has the confidence in research capabilities and collaboration with others so that they feel that they will share early warning risks, share samples, so that research can be done on a global
at this point. gregg: violent new processes breaking out today in south africa, police using teargas and rubber bullets against striking farmers who demand higher pay. all of this coming after months of strikes in the country's mining industry, some of them quite deadly. greg palkot is following this story from london. >> reporter: the greatest unrest happening in cape town south africa. one person was killed. violence spreading through several towns in the area. the demand, a big hike in wages. they earn on average less than 10 bucks a day. this again after a lot of trouble in that important mining sector in south africa, one incident in august 34 protestors were killed by police, since then there have been more strikes, some a tkpwraoeuplts, one union winning a double-digit pay increase. not much when you see the small wages there. the difference in earnings between the blacks and whites and a long ways to go with the developing economy, the annual economic growth in south africa well below 3% not enough to put a debt in the whooping 28% unemployment in that country. one more sign of the tens
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